TO BEAR FRUIT: THE BEAUTY ISSUE

TO BEAR FRUIT: THE BEAUTY ISSUE

“This concept was inspired by the biblical reference, The Fruit Of The Spirit. There are nine characteristics of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Each model was paired with a characteristic and a fruit based off of it’s symbolism. I chose for love to be depicted with an apple, the apple is commonly used to symbolize love, for example, the well known saying, “the apple of my eye.” Joy is represented by an orange due to it’s vibrance, peace is paired with a fig due to the fig symbolizing peace itself in many scriptures. Patience is paired with a pomegranate, the pomegranate has a rich history when it comes to Jewish tradition. It is said that King Solomon had is crown designed after the “crown” of the pomegranate. Kindness is represented by grapes since grapes often symbolize charity within scripture. Goodness is represented by a papaya since it represents good or bad health, and is known for its healthy and beneficial qualities. Faithfulness is paired with blackberries, it is believed by many scholars that the crown of thorns that Christ wore was made from the thorns of blackberry bushes, the crown of thorns symbolizing neglect. I wanted to flip the script and have blackberries symbolizing faithfulness since Christ did not neglect his people, but rather stayed faithful. Gentleness is depicted by the soft sweetness of a peach, the peach often represents the renewal of life, virginity, or fertility. Finally, self-control, symbolized by a kiwi which is a symbol of abundance and good things to come, and the hairy exterior represents the obstacles that you will face along the way in order to get to those good things. I am so thankful to the wonderful team of creatives and artists that helped this project come together, we hope to see fruit come from our hard work on this project.”

THE TEAM

Creative Director/Stylist: @thechicchameleon, @by.thechicchameleon
Photographer: @shanny_beau
Retoucher: @vishretouch
Wardrobe: @lourdeseeva

Makeup Artists:
@makeupby_hannahjoy
@makeupbyash.x.o
@beauclairbeautybar

Models (in order of appearance): 
@caseymolenaar 
@nickmutolo12
@xvieyes
@luteruward
@jessmboyle
@michelle.green.87
@kierashipley
@iwiswee
@miriam.darcy.8
ICON: THE BEAUTY ISSUE

ICON: THE BEAUTY ISSUE

BELIEVER: THE BEAUTY ISSUE

BELIEVER: THE BEAUTY ISSUE